Best eye shadow colors for green eyes

Aug 1, 2011 at 10:13 p.m. ET

Choosing shadow colors for green eyes can be a bit tricky, but follow these tips and you'll be ready for a night on the town.

Woman with green eyes

Wheel wisdom

Look for your eye color on the color wheel and choose shadows from the opposite side. Following this rule, purples, browns and bronzes look great with green eyes.

Determine your shade

Not all green eyes are the same, so your particular shade determines the shade of purple that will match your eyes and really make them pop. For green eyes in deep emerald or with a blue undertone, try plum, violet, brown, bronze, and purples with blue undertones. A great smoky purple color that is perfect for date night is Sephora's Meet Me at Midnight ($12).

Green eyes with a yellow-gold tinge look best with lavender, purple with a pink undertone, light purples, and brown with a pink undertone; stay away from shadows with a silver undertone. The key is to blend, blend and blend some more so that the colors fade into each other. One option is Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz ($39). Another great color for yellow-gold green eyes is MAC Cosmetics Seedy Pearl ($15).

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